Amidst the “mendacity” and fragility of his life, Brick, deuteragonist of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, faces immurement by the figurative hands of his marriage. This is not out of a lack of love for Margaret, however, but for a discontent with the way in which she treats him. For Margaret sees…… Continue reading Familial Flaws in Tennessee Williams’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
Once, it was better.
Penalty rates, first implemented in Australia in 1947, have long comprised monetary compensation for business workers undertaking shifts on Saturdays and Sundays. Only recently, however, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed a legislation that would cut these weekend-specific wages – as a result, Australian journalists have scrambled to their keyboards in the race to assault…… Continue reading Penalty Irate: A Study on Persuasive Language Techniques as used by Australian Journalists
These glasses don’t allow for clarity.
You spoke of a place where syringes bloom.
It is the uneducated utterance of “them Indan drawrings” that first suggests a cultural divide within the otherwise idyllic “stony landscape” and “stiff-branched mountain mahogany” of Annie Proulx’s Wyoming ranges. That the “old man” – Mero’s father – cannot be less concerned with learning the correct pronunciation of the word ‘Indian’ implies a possible apathy,…… Continue reading Post-Colonial Colloquialisms: On Annie Proulx’s “The Half-Skinned Steer”
End of the trial: I lie flat onto judgement. And now, my sentence.